Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

Beware The Top of The World.

Being a bellman is akin to being a soldier. Except for the “serving your country while selflessly wading into danger” part, of course. But otherwise, there are more similarities than differences. Most bellmen have military-style haircuts. The hours suck. Adherence … Continue reading

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It HAS To Be Monday…

There’s simply no other explanation for this post.  Despite the tightrope-walk-over-a-wormhole-containing-a-million-shrarknados that is my work life, my mornings are fairly routine: I wake up to the alarm clock’s warning, peel the dog off my legs, carry her downstairs so she … Continue reading

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The Hook Visits Pulp Nation. Again.

So I took my sidekick (otherwise known as my daughter), with me to see Ant-Man on Friday. And I wrote about it. You can find that review – and a bunch of other cool stuff – on the virtual pages … Continue reading

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Suzie Speaks Summer Blog Party!

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
It has been quite a while since I last hosted a blog party, and I absolutely love them! It’s the beginning of summer, and for me its the beginning of a new chapter, so I’m…

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A Typical Morning… For Me, At Least.

VAMPIRELOVER (THE WIFE):  (Upon seeing my new hairstyle for the first time.)  Nice cut there, Skippy! ME:  I take it you don’t approve? VL:  You look like a soldier, which is hilarious because you wouldn’t last two minutes in the … Continue reading

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The Hook: Diplomat Extraordinaire.

FYI:  This post contains language anyone with half a brain will find offensive. I certainly did. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a juicy tale from the hospitality trenches so I figure you’re due. You poor, poor bastards. … Continue reading

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More “Funny Book” Shenanigans From The Hook and Pulp Nation.

Are you sensing a theme yet? Don’t worry, my faithful readers, I haven’t abandoned my campaign to revolutionize terrorize the hospitality industry entirely. I’ve merely decided to diversify my creative output by writing for Pulp Nation on occasion. I figure … Continue reading

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